Our community needs Sno-Valley Senior Center and we need you! In 2017, Sno-Valley Senior Center saw a decrease of $50,000 in revenue from King County, Sound Generations and United Way of King County. This is 10% of our $500,000 budget lost!
We are very grateful that Tove Burhen has donated $20,000 from her husband, Ray’s estate to the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s Homebound Outreach Program. This donation was used as a match at our Annual Dinner & Auction Benefit, in October. At the auction we raised $12,500 for the Outreach Program through the Raise the Paddle. Thank you to all of those who donated! We want to give everyone another chance to have their donations matched, by helping us raise $7,500. (You can donate HERE!)
But there is more great news! Kimberly Smith of Weichert Realtors – Pillar Northwest has also donated $1,000 to be used as a match! That means, the first donors can have their money tripled! That means that $50 becomes $150! WOW! Thank you Tove and Kimberly!
Read the story below to see what impact will your contribution have.
“Otto” is a WWII vet who lives out in the country. At age 90, he was still getting up on the roof cleaning gutters, gardening and fixing machinery. Then he fell and broke a hip and he was isolated and alone at home. Thankfully, our social worker connected him with home care, Meals on Wheels and a friendly visitor. His volunteer plays cards with him, takes him grocery shopping and laughs at his bad jokes. Without this support, he’d be forced into an assisted living far from the community he knows and loves.
• Your contribution will provide resources and support to a person who is homebound due to illness or injury.
• Your contribution will provide a friendly visitor volunteer to provide friendship, light household help and assistance with errands.
• Your contribution will provide training for these volunteers and support from the social worker.
• Your contribution will provide a hot meal at Sno-Valley Senior Center or Meals on Wheels to those who can’t get out.
Your contribution shows a person who is alone and vulnerable that someone cares!
The noon time meals that you fund not only provide nutrition but support and friendship. In fact, 90% of our members report that they see friends more often as a result of their participation at the Senior Center. 72% of Sno-Valley seniors report that the Senior Center helps them to stay independent and healthier and able to remain in the city they love.
By addressing nutritional needs and isolation, you are also assisting us in addressing mental health needs. It’s all about connection and community, and we need YOU to help us connect isolated senior citizens with resources, nutrition and support services.
So please remember Otto and your elderly neighbors right here in the valley and make a donation to see its impact tripled! What a difference you will make.
Thank you for your dedication to the Sno-Valley Senior Center. Your support changes lives.
Lisa Yeager, Director
425-333-4152, ext 1
P.S. All those who have donated $300 or more in 2017 are invited to our donor appreciation dinner Thursday January 25, 2018!
P.S.S. Donate NOW to see your contribution tripled and your impact multiplied!